Arts & Crafts Cufflinks - IV


Arts & Crafts Octagonal Cufflinks with Hammered Centers and Greek Key Edging (LEO Design)


Though the LEO Design aesthetic begins with the Arts & Crafts movement, funnily enough, we do not find that many pairs of Arts & Crafts cufflinks.  This week we will pull-together and share a short presentation of some of the Arts & Crafts cufflinks to be found in the LEO Design on-line shop.

One of the recurring design conceits which I've noticed in Arts & Crafts cufflinks is the combination of hammered metals with Greek Key meandering.  Perhaps it's a way to "dress-up" the Arts & Crafts—a way to give the cufflinks a more-polished formality.  Greek Classicism is used to provide a counter-balance to the more casual Arts & Crafts sensibility.

This modest pair of American Arts & Crafts cufflinks present hammered centers, encircled by Greek Key bordering.  The silver-plated finish has warmed-up over the years, giving the cufflinks a soft, golden radiance.  Click on the photo above to learn more about them.

More Arts & Crafts cufflinks tomorrow.


Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well!  Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (

We also can be found in Pittsburgh's historic "Strip District" at Mahla & Co. Antiques ( or in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (

Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248